"The Postman" as written by and Andrew Kenny....
I watch the sun come up while you're sleeping it off
When you go out for your news and curse your smoker's cough
I bring you bills to pay
And letters from the state
Then you go inside and I walk away
I'm the postman
I'm the postman

And I walk you street for hours like some kind of jerk
With my grey clip tie and my pressed blue shirt
And when you leave for work
I think you're turning to flirt
But you're turning away and it always hurts
I'm the Postman
I'm the Postman

I know why you stare East, it's where your man's run off
And I know why your trash bin is brimming with his art
'Cause when he was abroad
I read his last postcard
He met some brit named Cass and it broke your heart
I'm the postman
I'm the postman

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"The Postman" as written by Andrew Kenny

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    General CommentWhat more can I say about this song than...effectively moving...
    More importantly, what can YOU say?!?
    You moniter the life of another and feel their pain...but your relationship is merely voyeuristic and impersonal...what right do you have to impose and tell this person that everything will be alright?
    Just a fucking Postman...nothing more.
    Do we even exist in the eyes of others?
    WhiteTideon April 08, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song makes my heart have an orgasm.
    greenplasticon January 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so sweet and catchy and genuine that i'd lead it on and tell it i love it and whisper sweet nothings into its ear and then break its heart by showing it my harem (with punk as fuck and kindness of strangers) just to try and shatter its bright eyed innocence and fail because it's really better than me and i'm a fool and will soon regret the error of my ways but she will be gone long gone
    HyperGlitteron August 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe styrofoam remix is so good. if you're making a mixtape for someone you like/crushing on.. this would be perfect
    mstrkrft1987on March 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti can't really say much about this song that hasn't already been said. it's perfect.
    aliciawtfon January 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI know this sounds pretty ridicoulous, but this song reminds me of another band, and here's the kicker, their name is "The Postal Service" no shit......wiki-it......you might've heard an Iron&Wine cover of their Such Great Heights song, it was on a commercial some time back........yeah, listen to them, you'll see the resemblance....
    Huntman556on May 22, 2008   Link
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    General Comment@Huntman556: Ben Gibbard, the singer of The Postal Service (as well as Death Cab for Cutie), actually provides backing vocals on "The Postman" near the end. Andrew Kenny of AmAnSet and Ben also did a split EP on the Postparlo label called "Home: Volume V," where Ben covers "Choir Vandals."

    Beautiful tunes all.
    groovitudeon November 02, 2008   Link
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    General Commentim just wondering why the last couple of lines arent in the song
    patty wagonon November 18, 2008   Link

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